Hevelius Cup: Finnish teams dominated the short programs


Team Unique claimed the lead in the Short Program. (Credits: Santtu Jaakkola - 2020)

The fourth Hevelius Cup is arranged on 18th -19th of January in Gdansk, Poland. There are three ISU and six Interclub categories participating this competition. On Saturday, Interclub teams of Junior B, Pre-Juvenile, Juvenile, and Adult categories took the ice. ISU Junior and ISU Senior teams performed their short programs.


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Team Unique leads the Senior category
Team Unique from Finland was the unbeatable winner of the Senior´s short program. They executed a flawless and precise performance gathering a total score of 79.77. It is the top result of this season in Finland. The judges gave them even one 10 for the composition. Especially their pivoting block was highly valued when they got 5 fives from the panel.

The second was Helsinki Rockettes from Finland earning points 69.13. They had two very unfortunate falls in the Intersection and it ruined the whole element. Anyway, they had great speed and their Traveling Circle succeeded very well.

Third place belonged to Skating Graces from Germany. They had a very well-balanced program and the panel gave them 45.90 points. Their wine-colored dresses captured the attention and fitted well to the music.

Eight Senior teams competed in this division.


Finland rules the Juniors
The Junior leader, Team Mystique, excited the audience with heir joyful performance. (Credits: Santtu Jaakkola - 2020)

Team Mystique from Finland took the lead in this short competition. They got a plain lead reaching the score 63.16 even if they had a fall in the Move Element. Their lively African theme, great speed and colorful costumes excited the audience.

In the second place in the short was Ice Steps from Finland. They got 50.95 points. Their “Twilight Zone” program was a flawless performance and they conveyed the atmosphere of their theme very well.

Reflection is also from Finland. They reached a score of 45.95 and got third place. There were no big mistakes and the “Princess Jasmine” theme from Disney movie “Aladdin” was very entertaining.

Finland really ruled this competition, also the fourth place went to Finnish team Ice Infinity with scores 38.03. They had a bad fall in Intersection and one skater injured her arm but bravely executed the program to the end.

The Junior division also gathered eight teams.

Four interclub categories competed on Saturday
There was only one team in the Junior B category. Adelaide Ice Magic Junior from Australia gathered 22.61 points and of course, the first place.

In the Pre-Juvenile category, there were four cute teams, three from Poland and one from Netherland. The winner was Ice Fire Pre-Juvenile from Poland with scores 23.72.  Le Soleil Pre-Juvenile also from Poland finished second and got a total score of 18.82. Team Illumiloops from Netherland took the bronze with 17.25 and the fourth was Amber Ice Two from Poland gathering a total score of 11.65.

Team Ice Fire won the Pre-Juvenile competition. (Credits: Samttu Jaakkola - 2020)

The number of teams idicates the rise of the sport in Poland
The winner of the Juvenile category was Le Soleil Juvenile from Poland. They gathered a total score of 29.62. Golden Diamonds from Finland got the silver medal with 28.54 points and Polish Ice Fire Juvenile claimed the bronze, they got 23.48 points. There were seven teams competing in this category.

Adult teams ended the evening. The winner was Adelaide Ice Magic Adult from Australia with points 36.67. All the tree Polish teams placed far behind it. Ice Fire Adult A got the silver medal and a total score of 18.87. Le Soleil Adult took the bronze and 18.70 points the fourth was Ice Fire Adult B. They got 15.13 points.

The Adult winner came from Australia. Adelaide Ice Magic Adult at the end of the program. (Credits: Santtu Jaakkola - 2020)

The competition continues on Sunday with the Advanced Novice, and of course the free programs of the Junior and Senior teams.

Results - TOP 3

4th Hevelius Cup
Gdansk (POL)
JAN 17, 2020 - JAN 19, 2020

TEAM Score
1Team Unique (FIN)226.67
2Helsinki Rockettes (FIN)218.37
3Skating Graces (GER)152.82

Junior B
TEAM Score
1Adelaide Ice Magic (AUS)72.84

TEAM Score
1Team Mystique (FIN)179.98
2Ice Steps (FIN)151.70
3Reflections (FIN)133.40

Novice A
TEAM Score
1Team Dynamique (FIN)84.55
2Dream Steps (FIN)76.00
3Aurora Borealis (FIN)75.95

Mixed Age
TEAM Score
1Moonlights (FIN)74.54
2Les Miracles (FIN)67.85
3Team Butterfl Ice (GER)67.20